Equipment, Software, and Book Reviews

by Jim Powers

Note: The Guild of Creative Art is not responsible for opinions expressed in this column or on web site links.


Equipment Reviews

These sites give detailed reviews of most cameras including digital SLR’s. I’ve found these to be helpful. An on-line search for camera reviews will locate many other sites as well.

Steve’s Digicams –

DP Review –

Photography Review –

Thom Hogan’s Sans Mirror web site discusses cameras and companies that produce mirrorless cameras including Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, and others –

Welcome to Sans Mirror | Sans Mirror | Thom Hogan

Lenses | Cameralabs


Photography Instruction and Information

These sites are excellent sources of information about photography techniques, digital workflow and software as well as equipment reviews.
Julieanne Kost:  Adobe Evangeline – has excellent videos on different aspects of Photoshop and Lightroom.

Luminous Landscape –

This site has much to offer and is highly recommended.  It’s essays, tutorials, Understanding series, and equipment reviews are excellent. Its video tutorial for Lightroom 2 is outstanding.
The Online Photographer Blog –

This is a very interesting site edited by Mike Johnston. It is frequently updated and part of the fun is not knowing what topic will show up next. Articles on photography books.
Photo District News (PDN) –

These are the friendly folks who bring us Photo Expo every October. Diverse topics.
Shutterbug Magazine – Articles on equipment, techniques, accessories, blogs, and more –

The Visual Science Lab blog by Kirk Tuck is a running commentary about photography by a busy professional.  It’s one of my favorite sites.
The Visual Science Lab / Kirk Tuck (no longer being maintained) –

Red River Paper’s blog site has many good tips on all types of photography along with excellent information about printing.
Red River Paper Blog | Inkjet Photo Paper Photographic Inkjet Printing News & Information –

New York City and Beyond: Photography Guide for Sightseeing

Architecture Photography Resources